Applications Due: 05/13/2019 08:59
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Uchida Marics
Karla Legaspi

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About this event

A Hackathon building on the Free Bee Mobile App for OFWs

Take the challenge! Join Hack the Hive and build mobile app solutions to enrich the lives of Global Pinoys thru Free Bee App.

Hack the Hive is a hackathon that aims to uplift the lives of OFWs through mobile solutions that connect them with everything they love from back home, wherever they may be

The Hackathon is made possible through Free Bee - the new mobile app that allows overseas filipinos to contact their loved ones at home, even those without 24/7 access to the internet. Through ad-sponsored free calls, affordable premium calls and a What's the Buzz content section, Free bee serves as the digital bridge to connect to global pinoys all over the world.


Pa-Load Code (API to be opened)

The biggest challenge for an uncarded OFW to avail of the service is how to buy premium credits aka load.

Innovate on the ways Free Bee accounts can be topped up, whether by the OFW himself, or by a friend or loved one back home. Think out of the box and find simple yet effective solutions to convert cash-in-hand to in-app credits.

Kababayan Content

Free Bee wants to be more and do more for the overseas filipinos to add enjoyment and ease to their lives abroad. Unlock the potential of mobile platforms as a channel for engagement, education and fun by finding ways to infuse user-generated content sharing, games and community. Enable users to share, interact and learn with meaningful connections to an active network of kababayans who care.

Bayanihan Innovation

Scattered all across the world, Global Pinoys have a unique set of pains to be alleviated and needs to be fulfilled. Hack the Hive is open to innovative digital solutions that address real pain-points of OFWs and their families and beneficiaries in the PH. Use your technology skills to level up the lives of overseas Filipinos the world over and those of their families in the PH.

Eligible Participants

We’re looking for innovative and experienced minds who has what it takes to make something great. Join us and hack to build solutions that can enrich the lives of our modern-day heroes in Hack the Hive thru the Free Bee App.

The Hackathon is open to Professionals (startup teams, corporate-employed or freelance) and/or students with a background in Mobile App Development, Business Development and Marketing. Individuals who apply must be 18 years old and above

For Teams: Create a team composed of 3-5 members, ideally at least one (1) member having a business background / mindset

Qualified Team members are requested to bring at least one (1) valid ID during registration day


All eligible teams should be present at the beginning of Hackathon Day 1 - for product and hackathon rules briefing

Submission – all projects must be submitted via GitHub

Teams are required to present working prototypes during designated presentation and judging time

Winning teams may be subject to a code-review.

By joining the event, the participants are obliged to follow the house rules otherwise, the team will be disqualified.

All output of the teams including codes/designs created during Hack the Hive will be owned by the participants. If the organizers find interest in the solutions, the organizers will contact the participants for a possible engagement.

Preferred Programming Languages :

Android: Java and Android sdk

iOS: Objective C and Swift

Backend: C, Python and PHP



1st Place - 50,000

2nd Place - 35,000

3rd Place - 25,000

+Engagement Contract opportunity (to be chosen by the Free Bee Team as deemed eligible)

Other Reminders:

The Venue will be open throughout the night for continuous coding development - Food, Wifi and Work Area included.

What to bring?

Bring Your Own Device and tools for system development

Jacket and extra clothes

Extra power strips

For questions, contact Karla Legaspi (


  • Home-1st
  • ₱50000.0
  • Prize
  • Home-2nd
  • ₱35000.0
  • Prize
  • Home-3rd
  • ₱25000.0
  • Prize


  • Saturday
  • DAY 1 – May 25, 2019 (Saturday)

    9:00 AM Registration at QBO HQ 10:00 AM Opening remarks 10:30AM Orientation to Freebee App 11:30 AM Hackathon Guidelines 12:00 Lunch 1:00 PM Begin Coding 6:00 PM Dinner 6:00 – 9:00 PM Mentoring - Feedback Session 9 PM Onwards Continue Coding

  • Sunday
  • DAY 2 – May 26, 2019 (Sunday)

    8:00 AM Breakfast
    Continuation of Coding/ Prototyping 11:30 AM Deadline for Submission of Code output 12:00 PM Lunch 2:00 PM Judging Start 4:30 PM Announcement of Winner and Presentation of Prizes 5:00 PM Closing Remarks



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